Saturday, March 21, 2015, marks Bach's 330th birthday. Cellist Dale Henderson will spend that day just as he has since Bach's 225th birthday: in a New York City subway station playing Bach's music. Henderson joins Fred Child to discuss his Bach in the Subways Project.
In his latest CD, pianist Kirill Gerstein plays Tchaikovsky's familiar Piano Concerto No. 1 in an unfamiliar way. Listen to his discussion with Fred to learn more about his inspiration for this project.
One of the most popular choral works ever written premiered 100 years ago in Moscow. To commemorate this historic event, the Kansas City Chorale and the Phoenix Chorale have released a new recording of the All-Night Vigil. Music Director Charles Bruffy and Russian choral music expert Vladimir Morosan talk with Fred Child about the importance of this music.
Every year, talented young Black and Latino classical string players compete in the Sphinx Competition. The 2015 winner is violinist Eduardo Rios, a 19 year-old student at the Colburn School. He's originally from Lima, Peru.